Events like this don't hurt a healthy airline to death.
A healthy airline has
- not oversupplied all routes and if so, many cash cow routes are involved in this oversupply strategy
- has cash reserves in the bank for a fuel spike, a new aircraft model be released or any other unforeseen event of at least 10% airline value up to 100 Millions value, 5% up to 500 Millions and 1% over that
- has zero loans and a good rating as last line of defence
What do some of you think happened with start-up airlines end of 2001? Or 2008 during the financial crisis? That's easy: They went bust.
A solution is also not to radically start doing weird things. The events all have a time span announced that is correct enough to give you an idea. A three month event would not make me cancel leases, it would probably not even make me to store too many owned aircraft because lost route Image is more expensive to rebuild than just sitting it out.
One thing I have to admit here:
I'm not sure if I like how fast the event fired. The curve of decreasing pax should have been a bit more smooth and not this radical.
Two further informations about the events:
If sami hasn't killed off the super-extreme-oh-please-no bird flu that is a good bunch worse than this, this is the - by far - worst negative event. Don't forget, there are positive events, too, even I haven't seen one yet.
And, additionally, in full gameworlds it would just have affected a single continent, so a smaller number of airlines and a good part of those airlines have probably connections to other continents that half-way work.
Thanks for the feedback anyways! I'm sure sami is even more into observing this feature than I because he has the tools behind to analyze it better. So, please, keep feedback come - on this event and other events.